Believe/The Man Jesus

Two Plays
 
 
Oberon Books Ltd (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 10. April 2015
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  • 96 Seiten
 
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978-1-78319-701-9 (ISBN)
 
'The effect of the entire creation is perhaps best measured by occasional involuntary gasps coming from the audience...' The Stage

BELIEVE - Traitor, adulteress, widow and martyr: a contemporary re-imagining of the stories of four female characters from the Old Testament. Re-cast in a psychologically truthful light, their tales are shocking even by today's sensationalist standards. From seduction, torture and decapitation to infanticide and rape, these are women surviving in violent times. Believe explores what 'God' and faith means to the prostitute Rahab, the army wife Bathsheba, the seductress Judith and the martyr Hannah. A play for one actress.



'...in turns funny, knowing and profoundly sad.' The Sunday Telegraph (Five Stars)

THE MAN JESUS - This extraordinary play looks at key moments in the life of Jesus through the eyes of the men and women around him. A startling and moving account of New Testament stories including the beheading of John the Baptist, the Sermon on the Mount and his final journey to Jerusalem. Hurt's powerful portrayal of the tyrants, traitors and madmen in Jesus' life asks people of all faiths and none: what sort of man was able to inspire the history of the world? A play for one actor.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • 0,41 MB
978-1-78319-701-9 (9781783197019)
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Matthew's writing has been produced across the UK and Europe, as well as in America, Australia and South Africa. His most recent play, The Man Jesus, opened at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, and was nominated for an Irish Times Best New Play award. It has since toured the UK and been translated into Afrikaans (Klein Karoo Nationale Kunstefees, South Africa), Italian (Rome and then on tour) and Xhosa (tour of the Eastern Cape townships, South Africa). Other writing for theatre includes Sailing Somewhere (Theatre on the Square, Johannesburg), Believe (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; New End Theatre, London & UK tour; Adelaide Festival, Australia; Norrbottens Teatern, Lulea, Sweden) and Singing! Dancing! Acting! (Soho Theatre, London; La Foire Saint-Germain, Paris; Theatriki Skini, Athens). Adaptations for the stage include Conrad's The Secret Agent, created in collaboration with theatre O (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; Young Vic, London; UK tour) and Emmanuel Darley's Tuesdays At Tesco's, co-adapted with Sarah Vermande (Assembly Hall, Edinburgh - Fringe First award; 59E59 Theaters, New York; various UK productions). He has written two plays for the radio: Kingdom Of Cloud and Phumzile. Both have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. More information can be found on his website: www.matthew-hurt.com
  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Foreword
  • Believe
  • Rahab
  • Bathsheba
  • Judith
  • Hannah
  • The Man Jesus
  • 1. Annunciation
  • 2. Silence
  • 3. Galilee Is Life
  • 4. Jerusalem Is Death
  • 5. The Road Home
The effect of the entire creation is perhaps best measured by occasional involuntary gasps coming from the audience... * The Stage * ...in turns funny, knowing and profoundly sad. * The Sunday Telegraph *

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